Lough Muckno may be a well kept secret, but not for much longer. As it drapes itself lazily around tree-bound islands and along the shore, the lough promises one of Ireland’s most beautiful and evocative settings for golf.

Overlooking it all is Concra Wood Golf and Country Club in Castleblayney Co. Monaghan. What other golf course can boast such a location with views over the Monaghan drumlins to distant mountains? What other golf course can boast two of Ireland’s greatest golfing legends as the designers?

Concra Wood Golf and Country Club was designed by Christy O’Connor Junior and Christy O’Connor Senior. It opened in 2008, and will become one of Ireland’s and Europe’s finest golf courses.

Lough Muckno and the golf course are gloriously entwined. Eleven holes lure you to the water’s edge, promising danger and excitement time and again. It makes Concra Wood a stern and beautiful test of golf, whatever your ability.